Powering the 8-Series is a new 3.0-liter, 4-cylinder diesel engine designed and manufactured by Toyota that delivers 74 horsepower and 221 ft-lb of torque.
After two years of design for lift truck usage and rigorous testing, including 10,000 hours on the dynamometer, the new 1KD offers substantial improvements over the previous engine. The 1KD exceeds the performance demands of the harshest environments by providing the same power as an inline six-cylinder engine, while offering improved fuel economy and meeting EPA’s Tier-4 final diesel regulations.
Thanks to a newly designed engine that incorporates a modern common rail fuel injection system combined with an intercooled variable nozzle turbocharger (VNT), the 8-Series large capacity I.C. lift truck models offer quicker throttle response and precise control of the amount of fuel being injected and burned for greater fuel efficiency. The VNT, which boasts the smallest gas flow size in the world – 55kw class, results in torque increasing almost 10% compared to the previous engine while increasing fuel efficiency.
On average, these models are 30 percent more fuel efficient compared to previous Toyota diesel models. This system works in conjunction with a Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (DOC), minimizing emissions and particulate matter. In addition, the DOC does not require any additional maintenance, resulting in less downtime and increased productivity.
Engineers also integrated three (3) additional fuel saving features including:
A standard Load Sensing Power Steering system for precise maneuverability & reduced engine power loads, An Economy or “Eco” Mode to help improve truck run time over the course of the work day with minimum power reduction A programmable Auto Engine Off feature. This is similar to the Auto Shut-Off system associated with electric lift truck models. The Auto Engine Off automatically powers down the lift truck after a preset amount of time, making it ideal for customers that have to meet stringent regulations concerning diesel idling time limits.
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